Normal Karma Run tutorial series. Chapters 1-16 up.

PLATFORM: Xbox, Xbox 360 (emulation); RELEASE: March 2004 (NGB: September 2005)

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Normal Karma Run tutorial series. Chapters 1-16 up.

Post by JTB123 » Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:31 pm

Hello fellow ninjas, I've started a new series for NGB and it's going to be a karma run tutorial. There was often talk back in older days of having some kind of karma run FAQ for people to refer back to for their own runs but in this day and age we all know people like to watch stuff instead of read stuff and I've this inexplicable urge to do more karma runs lately so I thought this would be great to have out there.

While I am going to be aiming high on this run I'm not going for a new no.1 score, the goal is to be within 10% of the current record and showcase a blueprint of how and where to save, how to split up fights in order to get the maximum amount of save opportunities and lay out what items to buy and so on. The fight footage will serve as a filler in a way as a newer player could aim for a certain range of what I'm getting but someone more advanced could use these videos as a basis on how to improve them and target the actual no.1 score.

I'll be starting with normal but will eventually do one of these for every difficulty so there's going to be lots of vids coming. Bigalski has very kindly joined me for commentary so if there's anything in particular you would like us to talk about or discuss be sure to post it here. They can be very long too as these videos are not going to be cut in any way, I'm showing every load to save for every section so the later chapters on the higher difficulties will be very long so it'll be good to have some lengthy topics or questions to dig into.

Chapter 1 of normal is up now. These videos are much more edited than what I normally do as there's a lot of information I want to cover which again adds to their length.

Enjoy - :thumb:

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Re: Normal Karma Run tutorial series.

Post by reim0027 » Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:25 am

You made it look way too easy. Nice score.
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Post by Bigalski » Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:47 am

Great job JTB and fun to do.
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Post by Luckrequired » Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:37 pm

How do you guys commentate together? Steam, skype, googlechat? What kind of mics do you have? Your voices are clear and crisp and no hiccups every time. What are your blend of secret herbs and spices??! I must know!
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Re: Normal Karma Run tutorial series.

Post by JTB123 » Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:31 pm

Luckrequired wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:37 pm
How do you guys commentate together? Steam, skype, googlechat? What kind of mics do you have? Your voices are clear and crisp and no hiccups every time. What are your blend of secret herbs and spices??! I must know!
Thanks for this question LR, this will be a good one for the upcoming chapters as we have some long videos coming.

Chapters 1-3 are now up and I've updated the post with the playlist link so save clogging up the OP with lots of stuff.

Just wrapped chapter 8 and things are going well :biggrin:
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Re: Normal Karma Run tutorial series. Chapters 1-3 up.

Post by reim0027 » Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:23 am

You sure do your Karma Runs fast!
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Re: Normal Karma Run tutorial series. Chapters 1-3 up.

Post by Luckrequired » Sat Jul 21, 2018 7:40 pm

So do I. Just not as well. But who cares about quality, amirite?
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Re: Normal Karma Run tutorial series. Chapters 1-5 up.

Post by Alhazard » Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:25 am

I am glad to see this series, and have to note that I prefer doing no look attacks just because it is faster compared to dragging essence. On chapter 5, I even do the fight behind the red door with the lunar no look and guide the stick toward one the enemies in the rear.
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Re: Normal Karma Run tutorial series. Chapters 1-10 up.

Post by JTB123 » Sat Jul 28, 2018 4:32 pm

Chapter 1-10 are now up, I have up until 12 done just need to upload them. The run is actually over with now but these videos take much longer to edit so the uploads are quite a bit behind.

Happy with the final score but chapter 15 was a little rushed as I really cannot stand that chapter on a karma run. Got some good information for if I decided to revisit normal and go for an actual full blown run which I might do once all these tutorial series are out of the way but one thing at a time.
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Re: Normal Karma Run tutorial series. Chapters 1-10 up.

Post by reim0027 » Sun Jul 29, 2018 1:13 am

What was your final score?
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Re: Normal Karma Run tutorial series. Chapters 1-16 up.

Post by JTB123 » Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:09 pm

Sorry for letting this thread lag behind. Full run is up now. Had a blast doing this on and will be doing Very Hard next.

Final scores are below:

Chapter 1: 549,540
Chapter 2: 693,480 = 1,243,020
Chapter 3: 750,890 = 1,993,910
Chapter 4: 628,670 = 2,622,580
Chapter 5: 872,190 = 3,494,770
Chapter 6: 1,662,930 = 5,157,700
Chapter 7: 1,452,350 = 6,610,050
Chapter 8: 706,890 = 7,316,940
Chapter 9: 1,234,150 = 8,551,090
Chapter 10: 2,192,810 = 10,743,900
Chapter 11: 663,140 = 11,407,040
Chapter 12: 1,998,710 = 13,405,750
Chapter 13: 1,268,440 = 14,674,190
Chapter 14: 1,015,970 = 15,690,160
Chapter 15: 2,384,200 = 18,074,360
Chapter 16: 496,900 = 18,571,260
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Re: Normal Karma Run tutorial series. Chapters 1-16 up.

Post by reim0027 » Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:03 am

Nice run, JTB!
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Re: Normal Karma Run tutorial series. Chapters 1-16 up.

Post by Bigalski » Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:35 am

Well done JTB!! Really enjoy everything you're doing for the game.
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